Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Hertfordshire

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  • Here are the details of maps for Hertford (North):

  • Hertfordshire Sheet 29.11 Hertford (North) 1897 - published 1988; intro by Pamela Taylor. ISBN.978-0-85054-157-1

    The Map shows the north of the ancient county town and, in particular, the Bengeo Ward, Bengeo Urban, Town Ward and St. John Urban districts of the town. The Agricultural importance in the county is noticable on the map with Stant Farm being above the G.E.R. railway; however, it is industry which has dominance on this map. The gravel pits at the bottom, the top and the left of the map are numerous, the many mills and malthouses, the waterworks to the left and the workhouse to the right of the map, as well as the heavy build up of housing in the south of the map, around what is the industrial sector, give an indication of the towns reliance on these industries. The G.E.R and the G.N.R. railway which runs through the map from the the bottom left to the right, through the industrial sector. It is in this dense swelling of activity at the bottom of the map that we find the St. Mary's Priory, St. John's Church, Christ's Hospital and the many other parishes, chapels, rectories, and mission halls. Moving up from the bottom the activity becomes sparce in what is clearly a rural area, dominant features in this area, however, are not few. Revel's hall takes prominance in the centre of the map close to Bengeo hall, to the top left is Bengeo Cottage, and in the left side the Mole Wood's, both Great and Little, take prominance. On the reverse of the map is the history of the town as well as a census of many of the private and commercial residents and businesses in the north of the town.

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